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Consumer Reports: What to Buy at Costco

costcoYONKERS, Many people often load up on bargains at a warehouse store. In our area, and across the country, Costco is the place to go.

It has a great reputation for delivering quality goods at great prices, but as Consumer Reports shows us, there is still the need to shop strategically. Otherwise that oversized shopping cart can fill up with things that might not be a good value.

Consumer report expert, Dan DiClerico, said “the lab tested a slew of Costco products and we have found plenty that did really well.”

When it comes to bacon, Kirkland brand is top-rated and crisps up nicely.

Kirkland Signature Olive Oil is another good pick-up. It has a distinct flavor and is a Consumer Reports Best Buy.

But there are things to skip. Don’t bother with the Kirkland facial tissues. When Consumer Reports tested for strength, they rated just so-so. But do grab the Kirkland paper towel. Testers found it has excellent absorbency.

A check-in to the dishwasher labs at Consumer Reports found Kirkland Signature Gel struggles to clean dishes, so instead, get the Kirkland Dishwasher Pacs, which do much better.

If you’re entertaining, Consumer Reports said several good choices include Cuisine Adventures Spanakopita, Hannah Classic Hommus, Kirkland cooked, tail-on shrimp, and Kirkland Signature Vanilla Ice Cream — which beat out Breyers in Consumer Reports’ taste tests.

And, when the party’s over, break out the Kirkland Signature Trashbags. Consumer Reports says they’re strong enough to handle most messes.

For the full report, click here.

 

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